St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas
St. Patrick’s Day craft and art ideas for home and school.
Emerald isle art
After discussing the lavish greens of Ireland and it’s rainy weather, use markers on paper or coffee filters to create rainbows, plants etc. then use a water mister as “rain” and watch the colors spread, overlap, and mix!! A great chance for scientific observations.
Draw a shamrock shape on a piece of construction paper (preferably white). Next, or while you’re drawing the shamrocks, have the children tear pieces of green construction paper (great for fine motor skills). Put glue all over the shamrock, then have the kids put their pieces of torn appear all over!
I draw or photocopy many shamrocks on a piece of white paper and let the children finger-paint on it with the new green ketchup.
Dye rice green and let the children glue the green rice onto a pre-cut shamrock.
Cut a paper plate in half. have the children glue cotton balls all over it to the cloud. Attach strips or crepe paper streamers in any length you wish in the rainbow colors…red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. I hang them from the ceiling in the classroom for decoration for our party.
Contact paper collage shamrocks.
Cut 2 shamrock shapes out of clear contact paper for each child. Provide an assortment of green collage items: feathers, paper and fabric scraps, Easter grass, etc. The children stick items onto the contact paper and teacher puts the 2nd shamrock on top of the finished collage.
Let the kids take shamrock confetti and gold sequence (this is supposed to be the gold coins) and put them in baby food jars, fill with water and sprinkle with green or gold or glitter (or both) I then hot glue the lids on and they have a St Patrick’s day water-ball!
Cut out a shamrock shape out of white construction paper. Put green paint in the middle of Shamrock had a Q, tip to the child then have them paint away so much fun they look so cute after there done.
Have the children put an assortment of small shamrocks and large shamrocks on the sticky part of contact paper then add gold and green glitter to the mixture, you may also use green puff balls or tissue paper. Kids love to do this!
I cut out large shamrock shapes on green poster board and let the kiddos glue the dry peas that you buy in a gag in the grocery store in the bean section. Looks really neat and the kiddos love the texture, plus it is a bit different from the same old bean art!
For St. Patrick’s Day we make lacing clovers. Using a large shamrock tracer trace one on green construction paper and another on clear plastic vinyl. Cut out, then hole punch around the edges. Students use yarn to lace the edges together. Stuff with a few gold coins or clover confetti before finishing with a bow. We have also made these for Valentine’s Day filled with candy hearts.